Atlanta Falcons (May 2016 - Released)
University of Georgia
Stone Mountain, GA
4/30/16 - Josh Dawson signed as a UDFA with the Atlanta Falcons.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS - 51 Games Played (7 Starts), 38 tackles (13 solo, 23 assisted), 1 Sack for 7 yards, 6.5 TFL for 15 yards, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 TD, 1 pass breakup, 6 QB Pressures
PRO DAY RESULTS - Josh delivered a stellar performance at the Georgia Pro Day and looked great on positional work. His 40 time of 4.82 has him tied for 10thagainst all DL players at the NFL Combine. Josh posted a Vertical of 33" which has him tied for 5th.
Josh Dawson is a talented football player who played DE for Georgia in the highly competitive SEC conference. Josh had a productive career at Georgia and has received many accolades during his Collegiate and High School career.
2015 - 13 Games Played (2 Starts), 8 tackles (1 solo, 7 assisted), 1 QB Pressure
2014 - 13 Games Played (4 Starts), 17 tackles (9 solo, 8 assisted), 1 sack for 7 yards, 4 TFL for 11 yards, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 TD, 2 QB Pressures
2013 - 12 Games Played (1 Start), 8 tackles (3 solo, 5 assisted), 1 TFL for 2 yards, 1 pass breakup
2012 - 12 Games Played, 5 tackles (2 solo, 3 assisted), 1.5 TFL for 2 yards, 3 QB Pressures
Josh exhibits versatility at his position, intuitive football instincts and a willingness to learn and develop as a player. Josh has always been a team leader while being a quick learner and highly coachable. Josh has the intelligence, work ethic, talent, heart, and determination to succeed as a professional football player, and will reward the team that signs him. Josh is the type of player that would be an asset to your team both on and off the field.
2015: Appeared in 13 games ... eight total tackles ... named team captain for the Missouri game ... recipient of Hugh Hendrix Memorial Award at conclusion of spring practice ... recipient of the Peter and Kay Amann Football Scholarship and the Charles G. Rood Football Scholarship.
2014: Played in 13 games making four starts ... 17 total tackles ... tied for the team lead with two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown ... registered a career-high eight tackles vs. Charleston Southern which led the team ... recovered two fumbles, including one for what proved to be the game-winning touchdown, vs. Tennessee ... posted a career-high three tackles and recorded his first career sack vs. No. 16 Clemson ... recipient of the Peter and Kay Amann Football Scholarship and the Charles G. Rood Football Scholarship.
2013: Played in 12 games, making one start ... registered eight tackles on the season, including one for a loss ... recipient of the Charles G. Rood Football Scholarship.
2012: Played in 13 games ... had two-tackle performances against Florida Atlantic and Vanderbilt ... recipient of the Col. Robert L. Jackson Family Scholarship.
Coached by Franklin Stephens ... SuperPrep All-America and All-Dixie Teams ... 2011 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl Team ... Scout.com four-star prospect, #27 DE nationally, #19 prospect in the state ... Rivals.com four-star prospect, #20 DE nationally, #20 overall prospect in Georgia ... ESPN.com three-star prospect, #44 DE nationally ... 247Sports three-star prospect, #27 ranked DE nationally, #30 ranked overall player in the state of Georgia ... 2011 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AAAA All-State Team ... 2010 and 2011 Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA All-State first team ... helped lead Tucker to 2011 GHSA State Championship ... as a junior recorded 45 tackles, including 16 sacks.